The VeloNews notes Patrik Sinkewitz's latest confessions about doping, all of which have allowed him to obtain a lighter suspension.
ESPN posts more about the Sinkewitz assertion that the German cycling federation knew he was using EPO in 2000 before the Worlds and lied about the reasons for his late withdrawal from that competition:
The cycling federation on Saturday confirmed Sinkewitz's story, saying it was backed up by Weibel's testimony. Weibel's suspension came after an investigation by federal police triggered by Sinkewitz's revelations about doping on the T-Mobile team.
But, Sinkewitz, who rode for T-Mobile the past two years, praised new American manager Bob Stapleton's strict anti-doping policies and internal testing. "That wasn't just a show for outsiders," Sinkewitz said. "Bob Stapleton really wants a clean team."
The Miami Herald writes about sports scandals, the inordinate time they may take to ultimately play out, and how they affect the record books. The Olympic chronicles of David Wallechinsky have to be altered due to doping scandals, Oscar Pereiro had to wait out the "longest Tour in history", and in these trying times records are being revised with the asterisk now an all important tool. In the commentary section The Miami Herald scatters little bits of snark here and there and saves a gratuitous "give up the ghost" reference for Floyd Landis.
SR.com cautions that risky hip resurfacing should only be performed by those who have had extensive training in the complex procedure. One of its recipients however is ill informed about Floyd Landis' post surgery progress,which has been remarkable, erroneously thinking that Floyd is back racing in Europe. The piece goes on further to describe the fierce competition for surgeons among the companies offering this resurfacing system in the United Sates.